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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad needs volunteers to perform patient care, drive an ambulance or join the auxiliary. No experience needed; training provided. Olivia Lenahan at 301-373-3131 or http://www.hvrs.org.

Charles County Project Linus needs volunteers to provide homemade blankets for children who are sick, injured or abused or who have suffered trauma. Blankets can be crocheted, knitted, quilted or made of fleece or flannel. Must come from a smoke-free home. Mary at 301-743-2114 or charlescounty.md@projectlinus.org.

Charles County Sheriff's Office needs people to join the auxiliary volunteer unit to assist the office with law enforcement and community outreach activities. Volunteers must be 21, have a valid driver's license and a good driving record, be in good physical condition, have a telephone and submit to a comprehensive background investigation, criminal history review and random drug and alcohol testing. 301-609-6417.

Calvert County 4-H Computer Club needs volunteers to teach computer skills to children. Elaine Bailey at 410-535-3662, 301-855-1150 or elbailey@umd.edu.

Sotterley Plantation needs volunteers to help prepare for a garden fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 25 and 26. Tasks include making advance contacts via phone or e-mail and aiding subcommittees with advertising, vendors, speakers, demonstrations, children's activities and entertainment. Karen Tippett at 301-373-2280 or events@sotterley.org.

-- The plantation is seeking interpreters to lead guided tours through the mansion and 1830's slave cabins. Debbie Reetz at 301-373-2280 or volunteer@sotterly.org.

-- Sotterley Garden Guild, which maintains the historic gardens, needs volunteers. No experience needed. Meetings 9 a.m.-noon Wednesdays and Saturdays. 410-326-3596 or 301-475-3596.

-- Historic Sotterley Plantation needs volunteers to work in the gift shop, assist guests, garden, help with special occasions and share the history of Sotterley with the public. 301-373-2280 or http://www.volunteer@sotterley.org.

St. Mary's County Health Department needs volunteers for two or three hours a week to scan records. Training provided. Volunteers are needed to take residents to doctors' appointments. A valid driver's license and good driving record required. Cindy Spalding at 301-475-4328.

Calvert County Board of Commissioners is seeking residents for committees. Applications can be picked up at the commissioners' office at 175 Main St., Room 205, Prince Frederick; any public library; by calling 410-535-1600, Ext. 2214; or at http://www.co.cal.md.us/references/getinvolved.

American Red Cross needs volunteers to answer phones and perform light typing and basic computer tasks in the Southern Maryland offices. 888-276-2767.

Golden Retriever Rescue of Southern Maryland needs temporary homes for golden retrievers. All expenses paid. Volunteers are needed to make home visits, coordinate adoptions and help with fundraising. 301-994-0132 or http://www.goldenretrieverrescueofsouthernmaryland.org.

Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services needs volunteers to help with clerical and telephone duties at its offices in Prince Frederick and Waldorf. The division supports adults with disabilities seeking employment. Prince Frederick, 443-550-6880; Waldorf, 301-645-8882.

Health Partners Free Clinic in Waldorf needs volunteer dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, physicians and receptionists. Malpractice insurance provided. Retired providers welcome. 301-645-3556 or tbrown@healthpartnersinc.org.

Southern Maryland Pets-on-Wheels needs volunteers and their pets to visit residents in nursing-care and assisted-living facilities. Volunteers receive orientation and mentoring. 301-392-0155 or http://www.ccpetsonwheels.com.

Calvert County senior centers need volunteers to teach arts and crafts. Ideas for classes are welcome. Keri Lipperini at 410-535-4606 or 301-855-1170.

St. Mary's County Board of Commissioners is seeking residents to serve on boards, committees and commissions. Applications are available at the first-floor public information office in the Governmental Center in Leonardtown, at http://www.co.saint-marys.md.us/voluntr or by calling 301-475-4200, Ext. 1341.

Girl Scouts of America needs volunteers for a variety of positions. 800-834-1702, 301-638-5373 or ldavis@gscnc.org.

Calvert Marine Museum is seeking volunteers to help in every area of the museum. Sherry Reid at 410-326-2042, Ext. 19, or http://www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.

Calvert Animal Welfare League needs volunteers 18 and older to help with dogs and cats mornings and evenings at the adoption center. Training is provided. The center is at 1040 Theater Dr., Prince Frederick. 410-535-9300 or http://www.cawl.us.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maryland needs volunteer mentors, board members and event sponsors. 800-881-6783 or http://www.bbbssomd.org.

Accokeek Foundation is seeking volunteers for events and special projects. Julie Nguyen at 301-283-2113, Ext. 20, or outreach@accokeek.org.

Charles County Freedom Landing, a mental health program for adults, needs volunteers to assist with group activities and gardening, computer and clerical tasks. 301-932-2737.

Special Olympics of St. Mary's County needs volunteers to help with sports training programs. Mary Lu Bucci at 301-373-3469.

Charles County Literacy Council needs volunteers to tutor in reading, writing, spelling, basic math and English as a second language. 301-870-5974 or http://www.charlescountyliteracy.org.

Tri-County Animal Shelter needs volunteers 14 and older to help clean kennels, wash bowls and toys, do laundry, sweep, take photos of dogs and cats and spend time with animals at the Hughesville shelter. 800-903-1992 or 301-932-1713.

Humane Society of Charles County needs volunteers daily to clean cages and runs, feed animals and do other jobs. Help is also needed with the PetSmart-Petco adoption programs, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. Jennifer McLellan at 301-645-1063, Ext. 2, or http://www.humanesocietycc.org.

Volunteer Southern Maryland, based at the College of Southern Maryland, helps people find volunteer opportunities and advertises nonprofit agencies' volunteer programs and services. The program also helps businesses and organizations with recruiting, managing and retaining volunteers. Anne Whisner at 301-934-7642 or annew@csmd.edu.

St. Mary's County Meals on Wheels needs drivers and substitutes to deliver meals to homebound people once a week. Marilyn at 301-475-4200, Ext. 1060.

St. Mary's County Historical Society is looking for volunteers to help in the office, library, archives, bookstore, Old Jail Museum and gardens as well as with lectures, school programs and special events. No experience necessary. Susan Wolfe at 301-475-2467.

Center for Children, an outpatient mental health clinic for children and adults, needs mentors 21 and older for children 4-18 with a parent in prison, on probation or on parole. The center is seeking minority men to be mentors. The program helps children with emotional support, academics, life skills and character development. Sharon Groves at 301-753-4002, Ext. 130.

-- The center is also seeking Southern Maryland children of prisoners to participate in the program. Sharon Groves at 301-753-4002, Ext. 130.

-- The center's supervised visitation program needs volunteers to monitor court-ordered visits between noncustodial parents and their children. A background check is conducted, and training is provided. Ann Seely at 301-753-4002, Ext. 129.

St. Mary's Animal Welfare League needs foster homes, board members and volunteers to help with socializing animals, publicity, fundraisers and adoption events. 301-373-5659.

Birthright of Prince Frederick needs volunteers to work with pregnant women at its center on Armory Road. Patricia Kelly at 410-535-3593.

Charles County Children's Aid Society needs volunteers to perform general office duties. Maria Bryan at 301-645-1561, http://www.childrens-aid-society.org or childrensaid@verizon.net.

Three Oaks Center, a shelter for homeless men, needs volunteer monitors 8 a.m.-noon or noon-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Volunteers are asked to commit to at least one shift a month at the Lexington Park shelter. Training is provided. Ruben Berry at 301-863-9535.

Court-Appointed Special Advocate volunteers are needed in St. Mary's and Charles counties to help provide a voice for abused or neglected juveniles in court proceedings. CASA volunteers work 10 to 15 hours per month and are screened and trained. Sharon Groves at 301-609-9887, Ext. 134, or groves@centerforchildren.org.

Greyt Expectations Greyhound Rescue, a nonprofit rescue and adoption organization specializing in finding homes for retired racing greyhounds, needs people to work with or adopt dogs. 301-373-4820 in St. Mary's, 410-326-3555 in Calvert or http://www.greytexpectations.org.

Calvert Memorial Hospital needs volunteers to help in many areas, including the patient information desk, gift shop, emergency department, urgent care centers and patient shuttle. Susan Stevens at 410-414-4523.

Trico Corp. needs volunteers in its Lexington Park and Waldorf offices. Donations of art supplies are also needed. Trico is an outpatient mental health and psychiatric rehabilitation clinic that provides care regardless of a client's ability to pay. Kim Clarke at 301-862-4966 or http://www.tricocorp.org.

Civista Medical Center needs volunteers to help throughout the week, including evenings, in many areas of the hospital and at off-site facilities in Waldorf and La Plata. Training provided. 301-609-4129.

American Cancer Society offers volunteer training in all three Southern Maryland counties. 301-261-6000 or 888-603-4304.Calvert Healthcare Solutions needs help with fundraising activities and events. Raymon Noble at 410-414-5628 or rnoble@chesapeake.net.

Alternatives for Youth and Families needs foster parents in Southern Maryland. Sarah at 301-884-0312, Ext. 122.

MetroPets Online needs volunteers to promote the adoption of homeless animals and the well-being of companion animals in the Washington area. 301-873-0846 or http://www.metropets.org.

Greenwell Foundation needs volunteers for programs and special projects, including gardening, office work, trail and park maintenance, barn chores, mowing, special events and fundraising. Volunteers are also needed for the therapeutic riding program. Foundation programs take place at Greenwell State Park in Hollywood. 301-373-9775 or http://www.greenwellfoundation.org.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maryland needs volunteers to help youngsters with homework, recreational activities and skill development. A background check is required. The organization operates five programs in St. Mary's County and three in Calvert County. Specify the county in which you wish to volunteer. 410-326-2200.

Calvert Meals on Wheels needs volunteer drivers to help deliver meals to the homebound. 410-535-4606 or 301-855-1170.

Project Echo, a shelter for homeless people in Prince Frederick, needs volunteers to staff a shift or help serve a meal. Volunteers must commit to four hours a month. Call Lori Hony at 410-257-0003 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. or leave a message noting the best time to be contacted.

Center for Abused Persons needs on-call volunteers 21 and older to assist and support victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Training is provided. Alisa at 301-645-9387 or 301-645-8994.

Spring Dell Center needs volunteers to assist developmentally disabled people during lunch. Debbie at 301-870-3758 or 301-932-1601.

Charles County Cooperative Ministry on Aging needs volunteers to help with its Meals on Wheels and Telephone Reassurance programs. Volunteers are also needed to serve on the board. Mildred Barnes at 301-392-6325.

Hospice of Charles County needs volunteers for upcoming events. May 9, Miles with Moms Hospice House 5K Walk/Run, Regency Furniture Stadium; June 26, Hospice House Golf Tournament, Potomac Ridge Golf Course; April 25, May 9, June 26, Aug. 21 and Sept. 4, Hospice Nights at the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs games, Regency Furniture Stadium. Colleen Wilson at 301-934-1268 or cwilson@hospiceofcharlescounty.org.

Hospice of St. Mary's County needs assistance with patient care, administrative work, bereavement counseling and fundraisers. Schedules can be flexible. Interviews are required before and after patient-care training. Valerie Dishman at 301-475-6478.

Calvert Hospice is seeking volunteers. Ann Lavezzo at 410-535-0892.

Historic St. Mary's City needs volunteers to help with the gardens, maintain and sail a tall ship, greet visitors and host special events. 240-895-4991 or hsmc@smcm.edu.

Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum needs volunteers for its Family Discovery Room, museum shop, education programs, the Louis L. Goldstein Gallery and garden restoration. Volunteers can also work with archaeologists and conservators at the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory. Jean Campbell at 410-586-8501.

St. Clement's Island-Potomac River Museum at Coltons Point needs volunteers to assist with student and group tours, weekend visitors, special events and the museum store. 301-769-2222 or http://www.stmarysmd.com/recreate/museums.

Mattawoman Creek Art Center is seeking volunteers. Visit the center at Smallwood State Park 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays through Sundays, or call 301-743-5159.

-- Compiled by BONNIE SMITH

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